About Elly Oh
Elly Oh is one of Australia’s favourite contestants from the Voice season 3. Based in Sydney NSW.
South Korean born music teacher Elly Oh has recently branched out into R’n’B, pop and rock after eight years of professional opera singing and extensive classical and opera training in Sydney, Korea and Italy.
A little lady with a big voice, it’s hard to believe that this bold 29-year-old was once an extremely shy child. Elly Oh misses her family in Korea but has found a surrogate family in her much loved students to whom she teaches pop music.
She likens her newfound musical style to that of Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone and Adele but has turned to The Voice to broaden her experience across all musical genres and pave the way for her first album.
The 29-year-old Korean opera singer set the stage on fire, with a sassy take on Jessie J’s Mamma Knows Best, but ironically was too shy about her talents to even apply for the Channel 9 talent contest (which returned for season three with a monster national audience of 2.8 million viewers on the night she performed.
Moving to Australia in 2009, Elly said X Factor’s Dami Im’s sucess had encouraged her to try the reality TV route.